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    Building a cottage

    Oh-Oh... this involves more power tools. Last week, I broke ground for the construction of a small cottage on my family's 200 acre island on B.C.s North Thompson River. I cleared the site, and hauled and placed 5 tons of concrete and gravel to the site to begin the foundation.
    it will be a small place, only 16 by 24, but it should be a very interesting project. It will be supplied with wood heat, propane, and a limited amount of electricity. In deference to my wife, it will contain a sizeable kitchen, and will (hopefully) have wrap-around decking overlooking the water, and eventually a small dock for the "LRB" (little red boat) I hope to get some pics online soon, and hopefully, will post updates on the progress. We'll just see if I make it with all fingers attatched. :bbg:

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    Sounds like a fun and challenging project.
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    Ok, so I havn't done anything to the cottage....just ressurecting the posting so we can all think spring may not be so far distant. The cottage is still a few concrete footings on the ground, and if the mosquitos havn't carried them away yet, I'll be looking to begin construction soon.
    Anyone wanna come up and swing a hammer?

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    room and board = free labor.

    I could take a week vacation to help.

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    more than a year later...

    Well, the cottage is up, the roof is on, the doors and windows are in, and the place is locked up. The bedroom and bathroom are framed in, and this month, I hope to install the shingles on the roof, and the siding on the cabin. The woodstove is in place, but not installed, no wiring or plumbing yet.

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    I am starting to scout future cottage sites. Won't buy for several more years, but will buy one.

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    from what I have read about what they are digging up there around you,maybe you had better worry more about keeping your feet than pounding your fingers.
    Seriously, sounds like a dream cottage, congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE MEB View Post
    from what I have read about what they are digging up there around you,maybe you had better worry more about keeping your feet than pounding your fingers.
    Seriously, sounds like a dream cottage, congrats!
    boo

    but yeah, that is freaky. Right out of a movie.

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    Here is a pic (hopefully) of the cabin and its progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Nelson View Post
    Here is a pic (hopefully) of the cabin and its progress.

    Where's the pic?? I wanna see it!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Nelson View Post
    Here is a pic (hopefully) of the cabin and its progress.
    Well it seems the more things change the more they stay the same- Cindy to the computer rescue yet again, despite the fact that we no longer work together :bbg: I just happened to log into the wrong work email from home and figured I ought to give the guy a hand here.

    Here ya go
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    Wow....this is nice! Can we see a picture of the view you have as well? Pete Hanlin Says that British Columbia ia like Nature on Steroids. I am very impressed and I am also very jealous! Congratulations.:cheers:

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    When is the open house?

    I'll bring the suds!

    Looks great!

    :cheers::cheers::cheers::cheers:

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    Very Nice!! One of these days... :D

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    That's just lovely - I'm jealous, but happy for you that you're making progress!

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    Wave

    WOW, nice!!! Well done...

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    Nature on steroids! 2 weeks ago
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    Here are a couple visitors to the cabin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Nelson View Post
    Nature on steroids! 2 weeks ago

    Well, around here we call that bait! Hook him through the lips with a #1 hook, throw him out into the river, and snag a 10-foot sturgeon. OK, then a six-foot long, three foot wide river catfish.

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    Nice fish there David! I'm assuming that was taken on the Thompson near the island? (Assuming this because your wife told me you'd gone up to work on the cabin). And very nice Bambiis too- at least you know you'd never go hungry up there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Nelson View Post
    Oh-Oh... this involves more power tools. Last week, I broke ground for the construction of a small cottage on my family's 200 acre island on B.C.s North Thompson River. I cleared the site, and hauled and placed 5 tons of concrete and gravel to the site to begin the foundation.
    it will be a small place, only 16 by 24, but it should be a very interesting project. It will be supplied with wood heat, propane, and a limited amount of electricity. In deference to my wife, it will contain a sizeable kitchen, and will (hopefully) have wrap-around decking overlooking the water, and eventually a small dock for the "LRB" (little red boat) I hope to get some pics online soon, and hopefully, will post updates on the progress. We'll just see if I make it with all fingers attatched. :bbg:
    Can you share updated information because it has been published on 10-18-2006. I am Construction Manufacturers & Suppliers due to like to your topic and all replied on it.

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